Don't not buy this incredible hand-carved wooden donkey pull toy from Antonio Vitali's early, Swiss National Crafts Store days before he started working with Creative Playthings, because the opening bid is a whopping $399.
Don't buy it because the auction doesn't end until Dec. 26, and so there's no way to get it here in time for Christmas.
Personally, I'm not buying it because as awesome as it looks, it doesn't do anything. We've been shopping for a pull toy for K2, and the seemingly slam-dunk arty options like a Yoshitomo Nara dog or even a Calder fish look vastly more static and less interesting than a whole slew of cheaper, well-made, more dynamic options. Mi scusi, Antonio.
Exceptional Carved Wooden Pull Toy -Swiss Artist Vitali, $399+35 s/h opening bid, auction ends Dec. 26 sure enough, nobody bought it. [ebay]
It's in the book! Antonio Vitali: Spielzeugdesigner/Creator of Toys, $125.00 [kioskkiosk]